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Eston Hills on fire again

Cleveland Fire Brigade suspects that another fire has been deliberately started on Eston Hills.

The Teesside beauty spot is on fire again after a spate of arson attacks at the weekend.

At one point 22 firefighters tackled the blaze on Sunday, almost a quarter of the service's entire fire engine fleet.

Cleveland Fire Brigade says it is becoming increasingly concerned about the number of grassfires in the Teesside area, and suspect local youths are to blame.

The service is now warning youngsters ahead of the approaching school Easter holidays that those who start malicious fires will be brought to justice.

Over 70% of fires in Cleveland are started deliberate and the Cleveland brigade are engaged in an ongoing campaign to highlight the dangers of grassfires.

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22 firefighters tackle Teesside grassfires

Young people on Teesside are to be educated about the dangers of starting grassfires.

Cleveland Fire Brigade say a series of grassfires at a Teesside beauty spot at the weekend were started deliberately.

At one point almost a quarter of the service's entire fire engine fleet was called in, with 22 firefighters tackling the blazes on Eston Hills.

The brigade believe the fires were started by youths and so have begun a campaign to educate them about the dangers of grassfires and the economic costs, which is estimated to stretch to thousands of pounds.

Concerns over deliberately started grassfires

Cleveland Fire Brigade says it is becoming increasingly concerned about the number of grassfires in the Teesside area, particularly in the run up to Easter holidays when children are off school.

The warning comes after a series of fires at a Teesside beauty spot yesterday (Sunday 8 March), which the brigade say were started deliberately.

22 firefighters were at the scene on Eston Hills in Redcar were glass land was set alight.

The service is now warning youngsters ahead of the approaching school Easter holidays that those who start malicious fires will be brought to justice

Over 70% of fires in Cleveland are started deliberate and the Cleveland brigade are engaged in an ongoing campaign to highlight the dangers of grassfires.

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Work starts on new Hartlepool fire station

Work is under way to build a new fire station on the Headland at Hartlepool.

The Headland Fire Station just before demolition work got under way Credit: Cleveland Fire Brigade

The new £830,000 Headland Fire Station will replace the existing 50-year-old building to meet the needs of a modern fire and rescue service, according to Cleveland Fire Brigade..

An artist’s impression of how the new Headland Fire Station will look Credit: Cleveland Fire Brigade

Cleveland Fire Brigade show students dangers of chip pans

Firefighters have been showing students on Teesside the dangers of leaving chip pans and cooking unattended. Their displays at Stockton Riverside College are part of this year's Kitchen Fire Safety campaign being run by the Cleveland Brigade.

"This is a really high profile campaign as almost half of house fires across Cleveland start in the kitchen and by following a few simple tips, they could be prevented."

– Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection with the Service
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